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For some organizations, cloud computing can be a hard sell, even before you come to the question of how to handle cloud-computing security. Public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, encryption, tokenization, data residency, privacy regulations - all are factors involved and the perceived effort can sometimes seem to overshadow the benefits. But just as cloud computing comes with a slew of demonstrated business benefits, so does effective cloud computing security. Included below are three specific benefits to implementing a cloud computing security system. 1. Regulatory compliance prevents costly fines. One of the most common reasons enterprises have for investing in cloud computing security is, of course, regulatory compliance. Heavily regulated industries like finance and health care - industries that handle the most sensitive personal information - must remain in... (more)

Common Gotchas: Cloud Security Problems to Avoid

Cloud computing security can be a conundrum. The point of using the public cloud is to outsource certain infrastructure and application needs to third party providers, after all. How can you secure your data once it leaves your perimeter and your control? As puzzling as it may seem, there is hope. Luckily for organizations looking to adopt the cloud, securing sensitive information outside the corporate perimeter isn't as daunting (or as impossible) as it may appear. Technologies exist to enable cloud computing security strong enough for companies to remain in compliance while taki... (more)

Domestic and Foreign Spying Threaten Cloud Data Security

If your organization's got a lot riding on the continued security of its confidential or proprietary data, then you need to stay informed on the threats and how to address them. One of the most worrying threats of late, especially when it comes to cloud data security, is government spying - both foreign and domestic. Foreign spying and corporate and economic espionage are, of course, not new concepts, but the enterprise's increasing reliance on the Internet and cloud computing make them more of a concern than ever before. Just this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the... (more)

Healthcare Industry and Data Security By @CipherCloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Healthcare Industry Must Address Data Security Threats Despite the data privacy protections supposedly conferred by regulations like HIPAA and HITECH, consumers' confidential health and personal information is still not safe enough. That's the lesson to be learned from Franklin, TN-based Community Health Systems' (CHS) August 18 regulatory filing. In the filing, CHS disclosed that the names, SSNs, addresses, birth dates, and phone numbers of approximately 4.5 million people across 28 states have been stolen, according to Computerworld. Those 4.5 million victims, whom Compute... (more)

Public Cloud Security Demands a CASB By @CipherCloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Public Cloud Security Demands a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) If your business has any investment in public cloud SaaS applications, then it's time to invest in a Cloud Access Service Broker (CASB). That's our takeaway from the recently released Gartner security report, "Emerging Technology Analysis: Cloud Access Security Brokers." More and more enterprises of all sizes are adopting the public cloud, thanks to the cost savings and flexibility and scalability benefits SaaS providers offer. Ninety percent of enterprises that have adopted public cloud applications plan to put ... (more)